New Brunswick closing gender wage gap

Women continue to earn less than men worldwide
By Shannon Klie
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 06/13/2007

Women around the world, including Canada, continue to earn less than men. But at least one province is making some inroads. Since New Brunswick implemented its wage gap action plan in 2005, it experienced the largest drop in the wage disparity of any Canadian province.

The biggest part of the government’s strategy has been educating employers, employees and students about the wage gap, said Cindy Lanteigne, director of the province’s wage gap reduction initiative.

“When you say ‘wage gap,’ people don’t know what that is, especially the youth,” she said. “They can’t believe there’s a wage gap.”